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What is the Community Inclusion Program?
Utah is home to a unique assortment of communities that represent people from many cultures, ethnicities and socio-economic groups; of varying abilities, gender identities and sexual orientations. Craft Lake City® is committed to providing opportunities for people within all Utah communities to experience and connect with Utah’s rich crafting history, current DIY movement and creative future.
Craft Lake City developed the Community Inclusion Program as part of our overall diversity and inclusion strategy. The goal of the Community Inclusion Program is to support individuals from traditionally marginalized communities in order to provide the entire community with opportunities to creatively and economically thrive.
The goals set forth to uphold this mission are as follows:
- Provide Equal Opportunity: To provide equal opportunity for local artisans and DIY engineers to creatively grow and economically thrive by minimizing the barriers to entry for individuals wanting to start a small business.
- Support Business Development: To train and support local artisans and DIY engineers to meet their business goals in marketing, merchandising, sales or building an online store.
- Evangelize DIY Culture: To create a DIY Festival® environment representative of all Utah communities, to raise awareness of communities and cultures outside one’s daily experience, and to empower attendees to become ambassadors of maker culture and become artisans themselves.
- Enable Digital Access: To provide assistance and access to digital resources for people who may lack the digital equipment or computer skills necessary to apply to the DIY Festival.
Initiatives of the Community Inclusion Program
Craft Lake City has designed the following initiatives in support of the Community Inclusion Program:
Sponsored Families Program: In support of our goal to evangelize DIY culture, Craft Lake City will sponsor up to 30 families or 300 people from traditionally marginalized communities, giving them access to the DIY Festival at no cost and providing vouchers for food, Kids’ Crafts, STEM building activities and Craft Lake City merchandise.
Artisan Scholarship Program: The DIY Festival nourishes individual artisans and small business owners in Utah by promoting DIY culture and providing them opportunities to attract new customers, promote their work to new audiences, seek new opportunities and grow their sales. Craft Lake City wants to ensure that these opportunities are available to all Utah communities.
Craft Lake City will offer Artisan Scholarships to support five first-time DIY Festival exhibitors. The scholarship includes waived booth fees, business training, and one-on-one mentorship before, during and after the Festival.
Craft Lake City provides additional support resources for Artisan Scholarship applicants and recipients through Application Assistance Days and the Artisan Ambassador Committee.
- Application Assistance Days: Held at public libraries in traditionally marginalized communities, Application Assistance Days are open to anyone who would like assistance with the DIY Festival application process. Craft Lake City staff are on hand to provide assistance with the online application and fee payment process. Additionally, we provide professional photography services to ensure the best representation of the applicant’s work.
- Artisan Ambassador Committee: Artisan Ambassadors are experienced DIY Festival alumni who work closely with Artisan Scholars to provide training and mentorship specific to their goals for the Festival and beyond.
How do I know if I qualify for the Craft Lake City Artisan Scholarship Program?
Below are the qualifications for the Artisan Scholarship Program
- Must have not yet participated in the Craft Lake City DIY Festival. You may apply for the scholarship if you have applied for the festival but have not yet participated in the event.
- Your annual household income must fit into or below the 50% AMI (Area Median Income) bracket of your current county. To check if your annual household income fits into or below what your county’s 50% AMI is, use the chart below. For example, if you live in Salt Lake County, your annual household income must be $36,100 or less to qualify for the Program.
|UT||BEAVER COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,600|
|UT||BOX ELDER COUNTY, UT||Ogden-Clearfield, UT||$32,550|
|UT||CACHE COUNTY, UT||Logan, UT-ID||$28,600|
|UT||CARBON COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$31,900|
|UT||DAGGETT COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$34,850|
|UT||DAVIS COUNTY, UT||Ogden-Clearfield, UT||$36,750|
|UT||DUCHESNE COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$32,650|
|UT||EMERY COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$31,700|
|UT||GARFIELD COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,600|
|UT||GRAND COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,600|
|UT||IRON COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,600|
|UT||JUAB COUNTY, UT||Provo-Orem, UT||$33,800|
|UT||KANE COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$31,750|
|UT||MILLARD COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,700|
|UT||MORGAN COUNTY, UT||Ogden-Clearfield, UT||$36,750|
|UT||PIUTE COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,600|
|UT||RICH COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$31,650|
|UT||SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT||Salt Lake City, UT||$36,100|
|UT||SAN JUAN COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,600|
|UT||SANPETE COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,600|
|UT||SEVIER COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,600|
|UT||SUMMIT COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$36,100|
|UT||TOOELE COUNTY, UT||Salt Lake City, UT||$36,100|
|UT||UINTAH COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$34,700|
|UT||UTAH COUNTY, UT||Provo-Orem, UT||$33,800|
|UT||WASATCH COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$37,100|
|UT||WASHINGTON COUNTY, UT||St. George, UT||$27,450|
|UT||WAYNE COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,600|
|UT||WEBER COUNTY, UT||Ogden-Clearfield, UT||$36,750|
- Must have already submitted their application for the 2017 Craft Lake City DIY Festival and paid the $20 festival application fee by 11:59 PM MST on Monday, April 17, 2017.
- Must be juried into the festival based on the quality of their work. You will be notified on Monday, May 15, 2017 by email if you have been accepted into the festival.
- Completely fill out the Community Inclusion Program application and submit the application by 11:59 PM MST on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. You will be notified of your acceptance into the Artisan Scholarship Program on Friday, June 9, 2017.
- If both juried into the festival and are an Artisan Scholarship Program recipient, the candidate must commit to being an active and engaged participant in the associated programs and trainings to prepare as an exhibitor for the 2017 Craft Lake City DIY Festival.
DIY Festival Categories:
To apply to exhibit at the DIY Festival, your work must fall into one of the following categories. Applicants may select up to two categories.
- 3D Work: The 3D Works category represents those who create sculptural works, which includes materials that are, but are not limited to: clay, found/upcycled materials, glass or metal.
- Craft Food: The Craft Food category represents artisans who create handcrafted and artisanal varieties of prepackaged, edible goods. Craft Food includes, but is not limited to: desserts, beverages, bitters, sauces, candy, etc.
- Fiber: The Fiber category represents products created with natural fibers or cloth. The category includes, but is not limited to: weaving, felting, spinning, wearable items, etc.
- House & Home: The House & Home category applies to artisans who create goods for merchandising and home furnishing.
- 2D, Illustration & Print: The broadest of the categories represented at the DIY Festival, the 2D, Illustration & Print category applies to those who create one-of-a-kind 2-dimensional creative works, stationery and other paper products, or prints. Mediums and materials that are included, but not limited to, are: illustration, collage, drawing, painting, printmaking, letterpress cards, digital art, etc.
- Jewelry: The Jewelry category applies to those who create items that are wearable trinkets. Jewelry may be functional or decorative adornments as bracelets, necklaces, belts, headpieces and more.
- Non-profit/Initiative Projects: The Non-Profit/Initiative applies to groups or organizations who represent either an organization or a collective group of creators.
- Photography: The Photography category represents those who use the camera as their main form of creating work with minimal manipulation. Excessive collaging or manipulation should apply in the 2D, Illustration & Print category.
- Skincare & Grooming: The Skincare & Grooming category applies to makers who create topical products, oils, bathing items, etc. used for skin, hair and body care.
- Vintage: Hearkening back to the days when most clothing and furniture was handmade, this category is for vintage enthusiasts who resell quality, antique clothing and/or items. All clothing offered for sale in this category must have been made previous to 1988, and must not include any big-box store, prefabricated labels. Furniture and other retro items must be handmade and predate 1988.
For additional questions, please call (801) 906-8521 or email info[at]craftlakecity.com.
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